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Calle Lope de Vega S/N | Jimenez de Jamuz, 24767 Jimenez de Jamuz, Spain
+34 987 66 42 24
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Today
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
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Madrid, Spain
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Although there are some good qualities about this restaurant, overall this was a great disappointment. The waiter seemed to take it personally when I asked for the meat to be cooked (it is served almost raw, slightly browned on the outside). It came back rare and my plate bloody. The waiters attitude toward me was rude, verging on humiliating. I... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Dinner stay for three, with introduction in kitchen where they prepared the meat, with guided tour through the underground (former bodega barrel store) restaurant including the special private dining rooms and the wine cellar. This it was just the beginning...! The starters were mouth watering and absolutely tasty, the sides (vegetables roasted on charcoal, typical land bread) were setting the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Saw the movie "Steak Revolution", and had to see the place for myself. Unassuming at first sight, but you will be amazed how beautiful the place is. Had the prime Chuleta. Simply amazing. It's beef like you never tasted. Cured ox was a treat, and dessert was sensational. Go for the yogurt foam/saffron ice cream thing. Delicious.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I'm usually skeptical about places that are heralded as "world's best" and the like, but after experiencing a piece of el Capricho beef at a restaurant in Barcelona, I was sufficiently intrigued to convince 4 friends to make the journey from Amsterdam to Leon, Spain to find out firsthand how good el Capricho's beef and ox really was. In short,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Like many before, I read the reviews in Time, the guardian etc and decided to give this a try since we were going to be not too far away and it appeared to promise one of those rare, not to be forgotten, experiences. And they certainly made good on the promise. The locale is almost grotto like inside with convivial... More 

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Cali
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

A very unique out of the world meat experience. My first visit. It meets the expectations for it's popularity. Tried the Premium Buey. Only Portugese meat available on my visit, about 7 years old (No Spanish Rubia Gallega). But, still exceptional. The wine list was extremely extensive, took me several minutes to decide the wine bottle. We got there after... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Ten of us decided to go to el Capricho from Madrid - just to eat there and stay the night at Leon. Being a three hour drive - we were really hoping this place would live up to its fame and our expectations... And it did. And it surpassed them. We had the chance to talk to the owner and... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Totally recommended place to have a proper beef lunch/dinner, amazing beef tongue and pate. I would definitely come back in future! Really nice experience.

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Sondrio, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Are you prepared to taste what has been voted the world best steak? (Steak Revolution, 2014) Are you prepared to pay consequently? (Not really, prices are fairly high, especially considering the Bodega environment, but not "that" high and quality is above the average spanish bodegas. Wonderful Cecina (smoked dried beef ,190 euro per kg) very well prepared croquetas And pimientos... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

The place is fantastic, you can have lunch or dinner down in a renovated cool wine cellar. You should try the premium Cecina which is similar to spanish Jamon Serrano but different enough to be worth trying. Meet is great, measured by weight and of an excellent quality. Also try some Rioja wine to help with the meat!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$34 - US$47
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Monday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Thursday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Friday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Saturday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lope de Vega S/N | Jimenez de Jamuz, 24767 Jimenez de Jamuz, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Leon  >  Jimenez de Jamuz
  • Phone Number: +34 987 66 42 24

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